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Mountain Kingdoms are worldwide walking and trekking holiday experts with 30 years of experience in running trekking holidays as well as select trekking peaks, cultural tours and cycling holidays. Whether you’ve travelled with Mountain Kingdoms before or just love to travel, we’d love to hear your tales. Email us your Travellers’ tales

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The Monastery: Heart of the Sherpa Community

The Monastery: Heart of the Sherpa Community

It’s often said that travel is more about the journey than the destination, and the rewards of Everest Base Camp trekking certainly include much more than reaching Base Camp itself... Read more

Culture On Your Tailor Made Holiday, Bhutan: Tigers Nest Monastery

By Jude Limburn - 19th February 2013
in Cultural Experiences, The Himalaya

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Culture On Your Tailor Made Holiday, Bhutan: Tigers Nest Monastery

A land as beautiful as it is mysterious, Bhutan holds some of the world’s finest and most unspoilt trekking country, making it perfect for adventure lovers. If you’ve got a yearning to visit, whether on one of our... Read more

The trek begins…

By Vaughan Sydenham - 02nd November 2012
in Cultural Experiences, The Himalaya

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The trek begins…

Namaste Ama Dablam. "In a thousand ages of the Gods. I could not tell thee of the glories of the Himalayas". What a trip! Let me try and tell you. My expectations of this trek were very high but... Read more

An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

One of the joys of Everest Base Camp trekking is the chance to get to know Sherpa culture, their hospitality, traditions and – if you’re lucky enough to be making your trek at the right time of year – their festivals.... Read more

What to do in Mandalay

What to do in Mandalay

Mandalay: a city where the charm of bygone days is preserved alongside the colourful modern bustle. There’s so much to do here that travellers who visit on their holidays in Burma are spoiled for choice, especially if you've... Read more

Experience a festival on one of our Bhutan treks or tours

By Guest Blogger - 15th February 2012
in Cultural Experiences, The Himalaya

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Experience a festival on one of our Bhutan treks or tours

Our Bhutan treks and tours are organised wherever possible to coincide with one of the country's important religious festivals. These are colourful events with music and masked dancers and attract hundreds of people... Read more

Dak Thok Festival on Family Adventure Holidays

Dak Thok Festival on Family Adventure Holidays

The region of Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya, invites travellers from far and wide with its vibrant and welcoming culture – it is a joy to discover for adults and children alike. Our family adventure holidays to the region... Read more

Mantras & Murals at Alchi Monastery: Highlights of a Ladakh Trekking Tour

Mantras & Murals at Alchi Monastery: Highlights of a Ladakh Trekking Tour

Faced with its starkly beautiful panoramas and a distinct culture that developed in relative isolation from the rest of the world, a traveller on a Ladakh trekking tour can’t help but notice that this is like nowhere else in... Read more

The Layap People of Bhutan

The Layap People of Bhutan

If you are looking for a culturally fascinating tailor made holiday, Bhutan is one of the best countries to visit.  The remote mountain kingdom is home not only to a well-preserved Buddhist culture, but to various ethnic groups... Read more

Prayer Wheels

By Charlotte Kawecki - 31st August 2011
in Cultural Experiences

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Prayer Wheels

Wherever you travel in the Himalayas – from the streets of Lhasa in Tibet to a Mera Peak trek in Nepal – you are likely to find prayer wheels in temples: barrel-shaped, sometimes brightly painted and other times plain metal,... Read more